© Shannon Curtis
1/31/2017 8:57:36 AM
For Polar Bears, People, and the Planet
By Geoff York, Senior Director of Conservation
Last week, NASA reported that 2016 was the hottest year on the historical record and the third record-breaking year in a row. Coupled with massive sea ice loss across the Arctic, the warning signs couldn’t be more troubling—or more clear.
That’s why we must exercise our rights as citizens and speak up for bold leadership on climate—in the U.S. and around the globe. After all, the climate doesn’t care about politics, but it does respond to carbon reductions.
The majority of people in more than 40 countries polled—including the U.S. and Canada—support meaningful action on climate. They know it’s good for jobs, good for our health, good for our safety (think extreme weather), good for the economy, and important for our future on this planet.
As someone who cares about polar bears and cares about the climate, we hope you’ll join us in speaking up and engaging as a citizen at every level of government, no matter where you live.
Throughout the year, we’ll be sharing ways for you to get involved. You can start by marking your calendar for the People’s Climate March on April 29th.
By joining us at the march in Washington, D.C. or by taking part in a sister march in your community or region, you’ll send a powerful message to world leaders. You’ll show them that our broad-based movement for climate action is passionate and strong, and that we, as concerned and engaged citizens, demand their continued efforts to limit emissions.
We’ll share details about the event as the date draws near. In the meantime, save the date—and visit our website and connect with us on social media to stay engaged and informed.
Together, we can be a powerful voice for positive change: for polar bears, people, and the planet.